Who is xQc? Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel, a French-Canadian former Overwatch pro, all but left his esports career behind after finding huge success as a streamer. xQc’s exuberant and energetic style, combined with him playing a diverse array of games and reacting to some of the internet’s weirdest content, has seen his popularity soar.
This popularity has not only translated into a large follower count, but it has also resulted in xQc becoming one of the biggest Twitch streamers – the most watched on the platform, in fact. In 2022, he racked up more hours of watch time than any other streamer according to StreamsCharts. Despite his success on Twitch, xQc made the switch to mainly stream on rival platform Kick as part of a gargantuan $100 million, two-year contract.
Prior to streaming, xQc made a name for himself in Overwatch esports. During the inaugural season of the Overwatch League, the extremely talented xQc was selected to play for Dallas Fuel. While a long and successful career in competitive Overwatch seemed certain, his time with the Fuel was marred by controversy and suspensions for everything from homophobic slurs to using disparaging language towards OWL casters.
Despite his OWL career not always going to plan, xQc has represented Canada internationally as the country’s main tank at the Overwatch World Cup on three occasions. He was even crowned MVP of the 2017 World Cup for helping Canada reach the final, where they eventually lost to South Korea.
Despite a successful stint in esports, livestreaming is where xQc has become a mega star. He built up his enormous audience on Twitch thanks to a combination of consistency, variety, and his fair share of controversy. xQc is renowned for rarely taking breaks from streaming, and for his broadcasts to last for long durations – expect a typical xQc stream to last anywhere between eight and 15 hours.
During these streams, he combines Just Chatting and react content, gaming content (where he plays some of the best games including GTA 5 and Minecraft), and more recently, a fair amount of gambling content.
Here we answer some of the most frequently asked questions about xQc.
What is xQc’s net worth?
It is estimated that xQc has a net worth in the region of $100 million as a result of his lucrative Kick contract, high subscriber count and viewership on Twitch, plus revenue from views on his YouTube channel.
Unlike other streamers, xQc doesn’t really have many other sources of income aside from his Kick, Twitch, and YouTube revenue. He very rarely takes on sponsorship deals and made a relatively small amount of money in comparison from Overwatch esports.
How old is xQc?
xQc is currently 27 years old. He was born in Laval, Quebec, Canada on November 12, 1995.
How much does xQc earn?
From his Twitch revenue alone, xQc would earn millions of dollars a year. With huge viewership numbers, and a consistently high subscriber count, he earns a considerable amount from the streaming platform.
To give you an idea of just how much, a 2021 leak of earnings data for Twitch’s top streamers appears to show xQc raking in a total of $750,000 in a single month (September 2021), before tax. The same leak shows that between August 2019 and October 2021, xQc pocketed $8.4 million from Twitch. Sheesh.
And remember, that figure does not take into consideration stream donations or YouTube revenue, nor does it take into account the monster $100 million contract he signed with Kick in June 2023.
He frequently uploads reaction videos and stream highlights to his YouTube channel, which can rack up hundreds of thousands of views. Depending on advertising engagement, xQc could earn anywhere up to $1 million a year from the platform.
He has also released lines of merchandise in the past, which have all sold out pretty rapidly after becoming available.
What is xQc’s setup?
Unlike many other streamers, xQc likes to keep his streams simple and natural. No fancy streaming room, no state of the art set up. Just a desk, camera, chair, and a decent gaming setup in the corner of his room to play his diverse range of games on.
In fact, he really dislikes the idea of having an elaborate streaming setup in its own separate room, saying that he doesn’t want it to feel like he’s “going to work.”
Here’s xQc’s current setup:
- Monitor: ASUS ROG Swift PG258Q
- Keyboard: SteelSeries Apex Pro TKL
- Mouse: Logitech G Pro X Superlight Wireless
- Headset: HyperX Cloud II
- Webcam: Logitech BRIO
- Microphone: Shure SM7B
His simple setup consists of two ASUS ROG Swift PG258Qs, a Logitech gaming mouse, a SteelSeries mechanical keyboard, and a HyperX Cloud headset.
His gaming PC runs an AMD Ryzen 9 5950X processor, an ASUS ROG X570 Crosshair VIII motherboard and a top-of-the-line Gigabyte GeForce RTX 4090 Gaming OC 24G GPU – the GPU having been acquired from Linus Sebastian of ‘Linus Tech Tips’.
Where is xQc from?
xQc is from Canada. He has even represented his nation internationally playing competitive Overwatch. xQc hails from French-Canadian Quebec, which explains why some words have a certain twang when he talks. Unsurprisingly, he can also speak French.
Does xQc play Overwatch?
When it comes to playing professional Overwatch, xQc’s career is rather spotty. While xQc has represented Canada at the 2017, 2018, and 2019 Overwatch World Cups as the team’s main tank, his career competing for an organisation or franchise in the Overwatch League is pretty much closed.
He was part of Dallas Fuel’s roster during the first two seasons of the Overwatch League, but struggled to make a lasting impact after a number of controversies and suspensions.
xQc was a substitute for the LA Gladiators Legion during 2019 for the Overwatch Contenders League, however he is now completely without a spot in Overwatch esports after the team revealed it wouldn’t be competing in the 2020 Contenders competition. However, considering how much xQc pulls from his streaming career, we can imagine he’s not too hung up on it.
And that’s everything you need to know about xQc. Be sure to check back periodically as the juicer continues to evolve over time.